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Evander Holyfield

Rips Gays on Big Brother UK

It's a Choice and Can Be Fixed

1/5/2014 10:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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010514-evander-holyfield-launch-3Evander Holyfield told a housemate on "UK Celebrity Big Brother" that being gay is no different than being handicapped ... because a doctor can fix both ... and was immediately SCOLDED like a child by "BB" producers.

Holyfield made the comments Sunday -- during his first week in the BB house -- when reality star Luisa Zissman asked him if there were any gay boxers in the sport.

Holyfield -- a deeply religious Christian --cited the bible and said homosexuality is NOT a choice ... but rather something like a "handicap" ... something doctors can fix.

Zissman respectfully disagreed with Evander ... and it seemed the two were ready to move on with their lives ... when Evander was taken to a private room, where producers RIPPED him for expressing his beliefs.

In fact, "BB" producers called Evander's comments "inappropriate" because they "aren't the views that are held by a large section of society."

Holyfield says he understood that his comments could be considered offensive ... but never apologizes.

This whole situation reminds us why we revolted against England ... so we could have the freedom to express our religious and other beliefs ... no matter how offensive.

As bad as Evander is .. the show is being RIDICULOUS. Didn't they they learn anything from the A&E/"Duck Dynasty" debacle??

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286.

Raines P.    

Re: Evander Holyfield; he's right. Gay isn't normal, however it is a part of nature. People should stop using the Bible as their reference to what is right and wrong. It's a book of stories. Let's take off the blinders people!

200 days ago
287.

Eudora Lumpkinelle    

-the most useful thing i've seen on the subject is this video :
When Did You Choose to Be Straight?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJtjqLUHYoY
the truth that people arrive at in this video transcends all your beliefs on the subject .
learn to keep your nose out of other peoples business because you wouldn't want them up in yours ( do unto others ) if you check yourself you will see that you did not choose your sexual preference . if you claim that you did your are deceiving yourself somehow .

200 days ago
288.

No Gods No Masters     

Do you guys know what would happen is EVERYONE was straight? We'd populate the planet faster then we could advance our own technology, our modes of wealth production and wealth distribution. We would then falter under pressure created by OUR population rate and the available resources would not be enough to accommodate most of us.

200 days ago
289.

Shady12321    

This website always extremely over exaggerates and puts words in peoples mouths, especially when it comes to something about gays. Saying the producers RIPPED him with all caps is a joke, it was a simple discussion

200 days ago
290.

Observer    

SCREW Big Brother!

Having an OPINION and a soft one at that, that is Bad Language to them?? Offensive?? Can Offend someone?

Well, I'd tell them to POUND SAND on my way out.
Weather you agree or not, Hollyfield has an opinion/belief like we all do, he was very suttle in his presentation (UNLIKE most Gays that go OFF on anyone that doesn't agree with them), so..... what is the ISSUE?

People are getting too PC (politically correct) and becoming big ol' WIMPS!

These past 2 generations are NOTHING like the last, and boy, I don't feel too good about being defended by these PANSIES.

GROW the F UP!

200 days ago
291.

UKGuy    

You revolted against Britain not England and I myself would feel much less comfortable saying how I feel on matters in America because of the risk of someone not agreeing and getting shot if I'm honest. I find this article very offensive.

200 days ago
292.

Ggeorgio1    

1st JOHN 5;17.

200 days ago
293.

grapa    

Gasp a man of his age thinks this way. call the police. send him away to the gulag.
this really comes as a shock to gays/
they know most people feel this way. some lie and say they don't.
Gays won't be happy till everyone loses freedom of thought and speech.
what a bunch of cry babies

200 days ago
294.

Ggeorgio1    

ISAIAH 5:20-24

200 days ago
295.

Ggeorgio1    

1st JOHN 5:17.

200 days ago
296.

bart    

I agree this boxer is punch drunk with his line of reasoning.

200 days ago
297.

t1keya    

I agree with Evander it's a emotional imbalance and or an imbalance of the sex chromosome

200 days ago
298.

Cire    

So basically what you heterphombic's are saying is if anyone voice there opinion in regards to gays are homosexuals. Automatically they're wrong if they don't agree. What makes homosexuals so right and heterosexuals. Also these bullying tactics, your organization use in order to make people apologetic for what they believe in,it's about to come to an end. Because what would a dog look like strutting around acting like a cat. when in his nature, in his DNA he could never trick or convince his body or mind to be something other than what he was made to be. and that's why most homosexuals are over the top in there parading themselves around because in their nature they can never be a full blown woman. and as well a woman can never be a full-blown man. without altering the nature in which you were made by taking drugs and having an operation.

200 days ago
299.

Cire    

I stand with Phil an Evander don't let them punk you. Because we must stand for humanity . No offense but how many babies from other countries can we adopt. when you have healthy men and women. that will not be able to procreate because there with the same sex .

200 days ago
300.

Aldo Sordo    

Right on REALDEAL HOLYFIELD tell the truth a lot of people think different its cheap not real just pleasure before morals.

200 days ago
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